Protect your pipes - Be prepared

Scottish Water is encouraging customers to ensure homes and businesses across Scotland are protected and prepared for winter.

The utility is urging communities throughout the country to follow its winter advice - protect your pipes, be prepared and heat, insulate and protect your home and business.

Protect your pipes - Be prepared, is Scottish Water’s winter message. Three Highway Code-style signs will highlight the need to take measures, ensuring peace of mind ahead of extreme weather conditions.

Scottish Water’s campaign will encourage customers to protect their pipes and property. It will advise them how to help prevent a frozen or burst pipe, how to locate their stop valve, what to do in an emergency and how Scottish Water can help.

Last year again saw an unprecedented winter, with the snow and freezing temperatures of 2009 and 2010 replaced by high winds and heavy rainfall.

However, Scottish Water employees worked around the clock, to maintain drinking water supply to 2.4 million household customers and protect the natural environment.

While homeowners represent the biggest target audience, the campaign also focuses on the need for businesses, landlords and holiday home owners to safeguard their properties.

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